Type 2 Diabetes Nutritionist
Can lifestyle impact Type 2 Diabetes as well?
As well as nutrition, our lifestyle can also affect insulin sensitivity. Having had 8 years experience as a personal trainer, I am also aware of the role exercise can have in helping to prevent or even help reverse type 2 diabetes. There is plenty of established research now indicating specific forms of exercise in their role in improving diabetes outcomes and this is something that I would certainly discuss with you during our consultations.
Stress is also a big contributing factor as stress can in fact increase levels of blood glucose purely from the increase in stress hormones. This in itself can be a contributing factor behind the development of type 2 diabetes in some individuals.Sleep too been linked with the development of insulin resistance, thus ensuring you are getting a good night sleep is also important to me.
Diabetes, insulin resistance and blood glucose issues can in general be related to numerous other issues including nutrient insufficiencies, gut bacteria and digestive imbalances. As well as using blood testing to determine diabetes risk or stage, we can also use other tests to try and address underlying contributors to the development and progression of type 2 diabetes.
I’ll also be pleased to review your blood test results from your GP at no extra cost on top of my consultation services.